Agency News

News submissions from our agencies and organizations.

Jewish Memorial Gardens: COVID-19 Update

Message on behalf of Jonathan Freedman, Leader of the COVID-19 Response Team and Jewish Memorial Gardens Past-Chair  

Under provincial legislation related to the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have been instructed to have the removal transfer of the deceased within one hour of death, and …

Temple Israel volunteers sew masks for members in need

By Louise Rachlis for Temple Israel Ottawa

Switching from sewing baby quilts to sewing masks, Patsy Royer and Merle Haltrecht-Matte of Temple Israel Ottawa have been filling a community need.

Early in this time of social distancing, Patsy, an avid sewer, had begun trying out different patt…

Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges fund donations

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Jewish Community Foundation acknowledges with thanks contributions to the following funds as of March 17–April 20, 2020

Join us in building our community by supporting these local funds





In Memor…

Torah Day School of Ottawa providing daily lessons for 100 students

By Rabbi Boruch Perton, Head of School, Torah Day School of Ottawa

On March 15, Torah Day School of Ottawa (TDSO), notified parents that it was temporarily closing its doors due to COVID-19. Within 48 hours, TDSO switched to an e-learning model for all students from kindergarten to Grade 8 …

The OJCS coronavirus diaries: Virtually open from day one

By Jon Mitzmacher, Head of School, Ottawa Jewish Community School

Three weeks ago, we launched a new chapter in our school’s journey. Whether it winds up being a three-week, five-week or rest-of-the-school-year journey is not yet clear. What is clear, however, is that because of the work …